Temecula – “Look at this park, you’ll see what’s best about America”
Congressman Darrell Issa Statement on the Groundbreaking of Temecula’s Ronald Reagan Sports Park “Can-Do” Monument
WASHINGTON. D.C. – To mark the groundbreaking of Temecula’s Ronald Reagan Sports Park “Can-Do” monument (phase one), Congressman Darrell Issa (CA-49) offered the following statement:
“Congratulations to the people of Temecula on reaching this first benchmark in the construction of the Ronald Reagan Sports Park’s “Can-Do” Monument. Seven years of hard work is finally paying off, and for a fitting cause.
“The same spirit that President Reagan saw in Temecula back in ’83 is still strong in its citizens today. And that’s what we’re here to celebrate.
“The unwavering, can-do attitude that built this park decades ago is intrinsically American, and it’s what’s fueled the effort behind this monument as well.
“It’s no wonder why President Reagan, a true icon of the American Spirit, saw fit to draw the eyes of the world to this town. People here come together with grit, creativity, and determination to get things done.
“In essence, he said, and aptly so, ‘take a look at this park and the people who built it, and you’ll see what’s best about America.’ I agree.
“A great deal of credit for this accomplishment belongs to Perry Peters, the Friends of Ronald Reagan Sports Park, the Temecula City Council, sculptor Christopher Pardell, and the many volunteers who worked to bring this funding need to the attention of the community. Thank you all for your perseverance. The thousands of children and families who will enjoy this monument and meet the Gipper for themselves in the very near future have you to thank.”